Have fun and get creative with these 80s cartoons amigurumi patterns.
“I'm not overweight...I'm undertall.” - Garfield
I love science fiction, fantasy, and horror. But no matter how old I get; I find myself watching the old cartoons. There are some great new cartoon movies and series. But nothing can compare to vintage cartoon shows like Looney Tunes, Tom and Jerry, The Flintstones, and so on. In this post, I want to reminisce about all the 80s cartoons. The 80s had some of the best kids cartoons ever. So why not work up some of these loveable amigurumi patterns?
What is Amigurumi?
So, what is amigurumi? Amigurumi is a fancy word for crocheted stuffed dolls. The name comes from a combination of two Japanese words: “ami” and “nuigurumi”. These dolls can be made in any size. And if you do not know how to crochet, some patterns use knitting techniques instead.
Below are 24 of the cutest amigurumi patterns based on some of the best 80s cartoons for kids. Oh, how I miss the 80s! I hope these amazing amigurumi doll patterns bring a huge smile to your face.
1. GARGAMEL AND AZRAEL-AMIGURUMITRDESIGNTEAM
One of the best antagonists in any 80s cartoon had to be Gargamel. Was this large man incompetent? Or were The Smurfs just that smart?
This 80s cartoons amigurumi pattern contains Gargamel and his cat Azrael. Gargamel is about 15.35” tall and Azrael is approximately 6.69” high.
2. HUEY DEWEY AND LOUIE DUCK CROCHET PATTERN
Another one of my favorite 80s cartoons was Duck Tales. Uncle Scrooge was the best. Or maybe the worst. I guess that all depends on your perspective.
This amigurumi pattern will instruct you on how to crochet Huey, Dewey, and Louie. Their legs are posable, and the hats are removeable. Each of these crochet stuffed animals will measure approximately 9” tall.
3. CHIPMUNK AMIGURUMI DOLLS SQUIRREL CUTE CROCHET PATTERN PDF . XVA FORMATS. ENGLISH.
Donald Duck’s mortal enemies are so stinking cute! And they are extremely adventurous. Here are Chip and Dale, the cutest troublemaker duo in the Walt Disney cartoons. These 1980s crochet animal patterns would make a great gift for any Disney lover.
4. CROCHET DOLL AMIGURUMI PATTERN MARSHMALLOW / PDF PATTERN
This is a beginner level amigurumi pattern. It is an easy pattern. However, you will need previous crochet knowledge. Using a 2.5 mm crochet hook, the finished amigurumi doll will measure approximately 4.72 inches tall.
5. POUND PUPPY A CROCHET PATTERN BY ERIN SCULL
Pound Puppies created a frenzy. They were released in 1984 and by 1985 they were one of the most sought-after toys. And yes, I still have my Pound Puppies. And they are super adorable! In 1986, these adorable dogs got their own cartoon.
Now you can crochet your own cartoon dog with this crochet animals pattern. The pattern has photos and written instructions. The final Pound Puppy amigurumi doll will measure approximately 14" long and 11" wide.
6. STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE AMIGURUMI CROCHET PATTERN RETRO 80S CARTOON
Here is another fun character from one of the best 80s cartoons. All the little girls loved Strawberry Shortcake. This cute amigurumi doll will surely bring back memories. Too bad it won’t smell as good as the original Strawberry Shortcake dolls.
Finished, the Strawberry Shortcake amigurumi doll will measure approximately 9" tall. You will need a size 4.0 mm crochet hook and worsted weight yarn.
7. PATTERN SNORKELS ALLSTAR TOOTER AMIGURUMI. BY CALOCA CROCHET
Before SpongeBob SquarePants, was the underwater world inhabited by the Snorks. These cute, colorful sea creatures had a lot of fun. This is one of the 80s cartoons that ended way too soon. I always wanted the Snorks PVC toys. But it wasn’t in the cards. However, I do have a couple of collectible erasers.
Each Snorkel measures 9.45” high, 3.94” long (including arms) and 2.76” wide.
8. HEATHCLIFF A CROCHET PATTERN BY ERIN SCULL
Heathcliff is nothing like Garfield. He is a tough, street-wide cat that loves mayhem. If you prefer Heathcliff 80s cartoons over the Garfield cartoons, you will love this amigurumi doll.
The intermediate amigurumi pattern includes written instructions and photos. Completed, Heathcliff will measure approximately 10" tall.
9. GARFIELD AMIGURUMI FREE PATTERN
If you prefer Garfield to Heathcliff, here is a free amigurumi free pattern. This cartoon cat is too cute. But why pick between one pattern? Can’t Heathcliff and Garfield be friends? You might as well crochet both amigurumi patterns.
10. ORKO-LIKE CROCHET DOLL PATTERN
One of the most memorable cartoon characters from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe must be Orko. He is still one of the most recognizable charters from the 80s cartoons.
The pattern is written using verbal descriptions. It only uses traditional pattern codes when needed to help simplify the instructions. Completed, Orko will measure between 11” – 12”.
11. ENGLISH PATTERN PDF-NINJA TURTLE RAPHAEL, NINJA TURTLES, CARTOON CHARACTER, AMIGURUMI PATTERN, KIDS TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLE
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles started as a comic and became an 80s cartoon and finally movies. Who would have thought these superhero turtles would have been such a huge hit? And they are still going strong.
This amigurumi pattern is 24 pages long and includes step-by-step instructions and photos. The finished Raphael is 11.2” tall.
12. LEGEND OF ZELDA AMIGURUMI LINK
The Legend of Zelda was a huge game in the 80s. And of course, it was turned into one of the many video game inspired 80s cartoons.
If you are looking for free amigurumi patterns, check out this one. It includes step-by-step instructions and a few photos.
13. TINY BEAR CARE BEAR AMIGURUMI PATTERNS PDF
Care Bears were another crazy fad. People were nuts about these adorable little bears. They were almost impossible to find and there were huge lines at stores just for these stuffed animals.
This crochet bear pattern includes instructions for 10 Care Bears and another little bear. The finished bears will sit in your hand about 5" tall.
14. LAZY SMURF-AMIGURUMITRDESIGNTEAM
If you are planning on making the Gargamel and Azrael amigurumi patterns, you need this Lazy Smurf plush doll too.
Completed, this amigurumi doll will measure approximately 13.78 inches tall.
15. CROCHET PATTERN - QBERT
Q-Bert was one of my favorite games to play at the arcade. He is such a weird-looking character. Who would have ever dreamt that he would get his own show? But he did. It was one of the several video game inspired 80s cartoons.
This is a 9 page amigurumi pattern. There are 15 pictures to help you throughout the pattern. Completed, Q-bert measures approximately 7.5” tall.
16. CROCHET PATTERN RED LYDIA DOLL, AMIGURUMI HALLOWEEN DOLL, CREEPY CUTE AMIGURUMI CROCHET DOLL, CROCHET PATTERN GOTH DOLL
If you are a fan of Tim Burton and his awesome and imaginative movies. You must watch the Beetlejuice cartoon. It didn’t last long, but it was fun and imaginative.
So, if you enjoy Beetlejuice or just love Winona Ryder as Lydia, this amigurumi crochet pattern is for you. This strange and usual amigurumi doll is a little gothic beauty.
17. CROCHET PAC-MAN AND GHOSTS AMIGURUMI PATTERNS
And here is yet another one of the video game inspired 80s cartoons. Pac Man was a great game and an entertaining cartoon. My brother even has two of the original animation cells. How cool is that?
Instructables.com has provided you with all these free amigurumi patterns. You will be able to crochet Pac Man and all the ghosts.
18. CROCHET PATRÓN / PATTERN EWOK
Star Wars has made a huge impact since its debut in 1977. There have been movies, TV shows, and even an Ewok cartoon.
This 80s cartoon amigurumi pattern is written in Spanish and English. There are step-by-step photos with written instructions. The completed Ewok will measure about 8.66” tall.
19. HULK AMIGURUMI CROCHET PATTERN
How could you be scared of the green little fellow? Look how squishy he is! This Hulk amigurumi superhero pattern creates an adorable 11.02” tall Hulk.
20. PATTERN DOOZER FRAGGLE ROCK AMIGURUMI. BY CALOCA CROCHET
Fraggle Rock was awesome! And the Doozers were some of the best characters. Not only was there a live-action Jim Henson Muppets version, but there was also a cartoon.
If you are a fan of all of Jim Henson’s amazing creations, this Doozer from the 80s cartoons is a must. Finished, the amigurumi doll measures 12.6” high, 8.7” long, and 3.9” wide.
21. CROCHET PATTERN - DOG SCOOBY-DOO - IN ENGLISH AND PORTUGUESE
Scooby Doo has had many cartoon series throughout the years. During the 80s we were lucky enough for old cartoon reruns along with one season of Scooby Doo and Scrappy Doo. I have to admit, being a horror fan, Scooby Doo was and still is one of my favorite cartoons.
This amigurumi pattern contains a detailed instruction of how to create Scooby Doo with more than 30 photos and 10 pages. Completed, Scooby Doo measures approximately 10” tall.
22. THUNDERCATS LION-O PDF PATTERN TUTORIAL AMIGURUMI DOLL
Thundercats was a lot different than a lot of the other 80s cartoons. It features a group of cat-like humanoid aliens from the planet Thundera. It was a great show that had a lot of memorable cartoon characters.
23. CROCHET DOLL AMIGURUMI PATTERNS GAME WORLD / PDF PATTERN
Mario Bros is not only a game, but it was also one of the many amazing 80s cartoons. With this printable PDF, you get 4 amigurumi patterns. There are Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Bowser.
These are beginner to intermediate level amigurumi patterns. If you use a 2.75 mm crochet hook the dolls will stand approximately 3.93” tall.
24. SPIDER MAN CROCHET PATTERN AMIGURUMI, PDF AMIGURUMI SUPERHERO SPIDERMAN,COMICS PLUSH TOY, CROCHET DOLL BIRTHDAY GEEKY GIFT
Spider-Man, Spider-Man, Does whatever a spider can. Ok, how creepy is that? Eeeek!!! This cute little Spiderman amigurumi doll would be the perfect gift for any Spiderman and His Amazing Friends 80 cartoon fan. I must admit, I had a Spider-Man birthday cake many many years ago. And yes, I was cool!
This is an intermediate level pattern that requires previous crochet and amigurumi knowledge. The amigurumi pattern will create a Spiderman doll that stands approximately 7.87” tall.